In Memory - Ed Steele

Ed Steele - Steele & King Farm, Butler

Edward “Ed” Steele, 88, Overland Park, KS, passed away January 9, 2023, at the SeniorCare Homes Vineyard House in Overland Park. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 14th at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler with services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life immediately following at the Butler Country Club. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Butler First Christian Church or the Missouri Junior Holstein Association – The Edward Steele Memorial 11449 Lawrence #2220, Verona, MO 65769. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com or mailed to Brenda Chael 13427 W. 126th Pl., Overland Park, KS 66213.

Ed was born June 17, 1934, in Butler, Missouri to Russell and Helen (Frazier) Steele. He attended the Bethel Country School and graduated from Butler High School in 1952. In 1957 he was united in marriage to Sue Ann King of Adrian and was blessed to be married for 65 years until Sue’s death in 2022. They made their life and home on the farm west of Butler and then moved in 2020 to be closer to family.

Ed milked cattle and farmed with his dad starting at a very young age. He chose to stay home after high school rather than attend college to keep his dad from selling their cattle. Ed began dairy farming with his brother-in-law Jerry King in 1957, milking up to 220 registered Holsteins daily. They formed a family corporation, Steele and King Farms, Inc., in 1972, and they continued the milking operation until they sold their dairy in 2006. In 1994 Steele and King Farms was honored with the Missouri State Fair Family Recognition Award and in 1995 received the Master Breeder Award.

Ed contributed to the field of dairy farming and agriculture throughout his life. He served as president of the MO Holstein Association and chaired their state sale committee for several years. He judged dairy competitions in multiple states and was a local 4H leader for many years. Ed was involved with the Bates County Fair Board since its beginning in 1973, served as president multiple times, and was nicknamed the “fair board senior advisor” in later years.

Ed was an active, life-long member of the First Christian Church in Butler where he served as an Elder, Deacon, and board chairman.

Ed loved spending time with his two grandchildren and was their biggest fan. He traveled thousands of miles to watch them compete in golf tournaments over the years. He loved watching all kinds of sports and enjoyed golfing.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, sister Celia Engelhardt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry & Jeanette King, and son-in-law Charles Bauersfeld. He is survived by his two daughters: Becky Bauersfeld and partner Phillip Thornton of Phoenix, AZ, and Brenda and Ted Chael of Overland Park, KS, Grandson Andrew (Laura) Chael of Mission Woods, KS, granddaughter Dr. Jordan Chael of Lexington, KY, great granddaughter Sophia Chael, brother-in-law Bill Engelhardt of Broken Arrow, OK, niece Denna Johnson of Huntsville, UT, nephew Evan Engelhardt of Prairieville, LA, nephew Rick (Lori) King and niece Julie (Steve) Lewis all of Butler, MO, and Jana (Mike) Boehler of Olathe, KS, along with many great nieces and nephews.

Ed was a loving father, a caring friend and a mentor to all. He lived his life displaying a positive attitude and strong work ethic and instilled these attributes in family and friends alike. He leaves a legacy of love and devotion to all the lives he touched.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Vineyard House and St. Croix Hospice for caring for Ed the past several months.





  


**SAVE THE DATE**


2022 MISSOURI STATE HOLSTEIN CONVENTION
January 20 - 21, 2023
Oasis Hotel & convention Center, Springfield, MO



Details and registration form will be listed in the Pulsator Magazine. Here are the events that are planned for Friday & Saturday

SCHEDULE, Friday, January 20

  • Friday AM Missouri Dairy Breakout sessions and visit with Vendors
  • Noon Luncheon Speaker
  • Friday PM Missouri Dairy Meeting and Development Session
  • 5:00 PM MHA Committee Meetings
  • 5:30 PM Princess and Miss Interviews
  • 6:00-9:00PM All-Breeds Silent Auction
  • 6:30 PM Missouri Dairy meal and social
  • 7:00 PM All-Breeds Awards Ceremony
  • 7:30 PM All-Breeds Cornhole Fundraising Tournament



SCHEDULE, Saturday, January 21

  • 9:00 AM Missouri Holstein Board of Directors Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Missouri Junior Holstein Association Public Speaking Runnoff
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Junior Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Holstein Association Annual Meeting

  • 10:00 AM Missouri Brown Swiss Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Jersey Cattle Club Annual Meeting
  • 12:00 PM Missouri Ayrshire Association Annual Meeting


  • MEAL RESERVATIONS

    Registration is free for dairy farmers but meal reservations are required for Friday noon and evening and may be made by emailing reagan@modairy.org or Jodi Wright at jwright@missouriholstein.com. Or you can register online at modairy.org

PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGES TO MISSOURI HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION
Below are the board approved changes to be voted upon by the membership at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Following is only the sections containing revisions. A complete copy can be found below or at the meeting.

Strikethrough - language that is to be removed.
Bold, Italic and Underlined - language that is to be added

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
Section 3. There shall be two classes of members: Active and Junior.
a. Active members shall include those of legal age qualified under Article II, Section 1, who have paid the annual dues and are in good standing.
b. Junior members shall be those applicants qualifying for Junior membership in the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. A $5.00 fee will be charged for Junior membership. This fee is subject to change upon the approval of the Junior Committee. The junior fee will be transferred to the Junior account. Junior only members are encouraged to pay an additional $25.00 Pulsator Subscription fee to receive the magazine.

Section 6. The membership dues shall be paid on an annual basis with the rate being $50.00 per membership for members, partnerships, or corporations that own Holstein cattle. Those who do not own Holstein cattle, shall pay $25.00 $50.00 annually per membership.

Click here for complete association by-laws before change.


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - BE SURE TO REGISTER


Compete against your peers and win fun prizes! Teams can pre-enter for a discount. See entry form below.

Categories and prizes for: adults, family (adult/youth), and youth (2 youth).
Prizes for the TOP THREE in each division!

**BRING A BOARD IF YOU HAVE ONE - THANK YOU**

  • SPONSORS:Sponsors include: Select Sires, Ray Schooley Semen Sales, Old Missouri Bank, Graber Metal Sales, D Bar J Trucking and Missouri Dairy Association!

  • CORNHOLE REGISTRATION FORM
    Return by Jan. 13 for reduced team price @ $40!

    Click image for pdf to print






      

    The Nominations are In...

    Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator magazine. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. You can also vote ONLINE below. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees can also be in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News, so come back and check them out and send in your ballot!!


    Voting will be taken either online or by mail - Closes January 13.

    C-of-O Mogul Frannie Annie
    College of the Ozarks (December Pulsator)

    Frannie Annie Nomination


    Groves-Vu Rager Tabbey-Red
    Groves-Vu Dairy (December Pulsator)

    Tabbey-Red Nomination


    Schoen Optimize 2548
    Schoen Farm (December Pulsator)

    Optimize 2548 Nomination


    **TWO WAYS TO VOTE THIS YEAR**
    MAIL or ONLINE

    Voting DEADLINE:
    Friday, January 13, 2023!!


    Click here to Print off and Vote by Mail

    Click here to Vote Online

    Only one vote per email.




      

    Would you like to know more about or enter the 2025 Futurity?

    Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

    The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

    All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

    So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 then click on the 2025 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2023. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

    If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.

    DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

    2025 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
    for heifers born Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022


    You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader





      






    Winter PULSATOR - On it's way

    NEXT AD DEADLINE - February 10!
    This issue will feature Spring Sales, Heifer Tag Sale, Cow Camp and convention results!



    Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
    To view the Winter 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

    - Don't forget to VOTE for your 2022 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!
    - December is our State Convention / Expo issue!

    Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
    No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

    Deadline for the next issue is February 10!

    Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
    Shannon Kleiboeker mopulsator@gmail.com or 417-737-2876
    Jenna Wilson mopulsator2@gmail.com



     

    PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGES TO MISSOURI HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION
    Below are the board approved changes to be voted upon by the membership at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Following is only the sections containing revisions. A complete copy can be found below or at the meeting.

    Strikethrough - language that is to be removed.
    Bold, Italic and Underlined - language that is to be added

    ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
    Section 3. There shall be two classes of members: Active and Junior.
    a. Active members shall include those of legal age qualified under Article II, Section 1, who have paid the annual dues and are in good standing.
    b. Junior members shall be those applicants qualifying for Junior membership in the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. A $5.00 fee will be charged for Junior membership. This fee is subject to change upon the approval of the Junior Committee. The junior fee will be transferred to the Junior account. Junior only members are encouraged to pay an additional $25.00 Pulsator Subscription fee to receive the magazine.

    Section 6. The membership dues shall be paid on an annual basis with the rate being $50.00 per membership for members, partnerships, or corporations that own Holstein cattle. Those who do not own Holstein cattle, shall pay $25.00 $50.00 annually per membership.

    Click here for complete association by-laws before change.

    MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE PAYABLE: for 2023
    AFTER APRIL 14, 2023 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
    Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


    DUES STRUCTURE

    A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
    and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
    for both Adult & Junior Members.

    JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
    - $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
    - $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

    1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
    2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
           members or additional magazines) = $25
    3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
    4. Associate Members = $25
    5. Junior Members = $5 each
    6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
    7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

    Click on Image below to enlarge

      

    Three options to pay your Membership:
    1. Download, Print & Mail Form
    2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
    Email jwright@missoiuriholstein.com for an invoice
    3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.


    Please send completed forms and a check payable
    to Missouri Holstein Association to:

    Missouri Holstein Association
    Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769

    For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com

     

    LIST OF STATE MEMBERS:

    If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
    or address click on the link below.

    2022 Missouri Membership List - By District





      

    Dairy Margin Program

    USDA Extends 2023 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program to Jan 31, 2023


    Information regarding DMC can be found here.
    USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
    Rates for 2022:
    - January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - April Rate: 12.29. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - May Rate: 12.51. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - June Rate: 11.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - July Rate: 9.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - August Rate: 8.08 Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.42 per cwt
    - September Rate: 8.62. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.88 per cwt.
    - October Rate: 10.71. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - November Rate: 10.89. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.


      

    2023

     
    January 13 Cow of the Year Voting Deadline

    January 13 Early Cornhole Tournament Entry Deadlinefor $40 / team

    January 20-21 State Convention, Springfield

    January 27 MO Dairy Hall of Honors meeting and awards presentation, Columbia

    January 31 Dairy Margin Covereage Enrollment Extended for 2023

    February 1 2025 MO Holstein Futurity Entries Due

    February 10 March Pulsator Deadline

    March Classification for Missouri

    April 4-8 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show, Stillwater, OK



    Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

    Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

    FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

    Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

    Missouri Dairy: http://www.modairy.org

    Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

    Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

    MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

    We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.

     


    President
    Ryan Bilyeu
    Phone: 417-838-1093
    rbilyeu@cofo.edu

    Vice President
    Scott Wilson
    417-592-0646

    Secretary/Treasurer
    Jodi Wright
    417-743-2921
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769
    jwright@missouriholstein.com

    Director at Large
    John Schoen
    573-934-3548

     

    Pulsator Editor
    Shannon Kleiboeker
    417-737-2876
    17077 Lawrence 1030
    Wentworth, MO 64873
    mopulsator@gmail.com

    Mid-States Editor
    Kate Geppert
    573-814-3148
    4728 Co Rd 240
    Kingdom City, MO 65262
    ksgeppert@gmail.com

     

    National Director
    Dwight Rokey
    785-284-2669
    2021 F Road
    Sabetha, Kansas 66534
    darokey@rokeyroad.com

    Holstein Field Representative
    Substituting - Steve Peterson
    218-849-2238
    speterson@holstein.com



        

    If you would like more information on the following:



    • Cattle Available to Sell
    • Cattle Wanted to Buy
    • Consign cattle to State Sale
    • Request catalog for State Sale
    • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
    • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
    • Senior Membership
    • Junior Membership
    • Show Entry forms
    • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
    • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
    • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
    • Other

    Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com

     

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